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What You Need to Know About Secondary Drowning

by Annette Smith | July 16th, 2014

Summertime is full of sunshine, fun, and swimming pools. Although many parents and guardians take precautions when it comes to drowning, the danger does not always end there. Secondary drowning, or dry drowning, can happen out of the water and be extremely dangerous. This occurrence is exceptionally rare, amounting to only about 1%-2% of documented […]

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Firework Injuries Can Turn Your Ooh’s to Ow’s

by Andrew Bottinick | July 10th, 2014

Fireworks are beautiful displays of celebration, especially around the Fourth of July. However, they can sometimes cause harm. On average, 240 people go to the emergency room every day with firework-related injuries the month around the Fourth of July holiday. Every summer we get numerous calls from people injured by fireworks ranging from simple burns […]

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Hospitalized at Griffin Hospital in the Past 6 Years? Read This.

by Ryan Veilleux | July 3rd, 2014

If you or someone you know was a hospitalized patient at Griffin Hospital between September 1, 2008, and May 7, 2014, you may be entitled to free screening, testing, and counseling if you were administered insulin. Insulin pens (also just called ‘pens’) used on hospitalized patients were potentially used inappropriately in multiple situations.  The pens […]

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Amtrak not chugging along very smoothly after two accidents in twenty-four hours!

by Christopher Lisi | June 25th, 2014

Few people anticipate being injured in a car accident.  Even fewer can imagine being involved in a train collision. On Monday, June 23, an Amtrak train collided with a tree trimming truck in Berlin, Connecticut, sending five people to the hospital (The second accident in the twenty-four hour time period, the first being in Mansfield, […]

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Important Announcement: Misuse of Insulin Pens on Griffin Hospital Patients

by Sean Hamill | May 30th, 2014

There is an important community health announcement that all Connecticut residents need to know about. Griffin Hospital announced that for its patients hospitalized from September 1, 2008 to May 7, 2014, and for whom insulin was ordered, there is a risk of infection for HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. The risk of infection comes […]

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BBQ Safety

by Danielle Wisniowski | May 29th, 2014

Warmer weather means more time outside and a lot more food on the grill. Everyone loves to grill out on a warm day, but there are safety precautions that should be taken in order to ensure there are more delicious foods and less unfortunate accidents. Although many of us like to skip over it, reading […]

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Medication Errors

by Gayle Sullivan | May 6th, 2014

Medication can be useful with multiple aspects of health and there are many different categories of medications. They can control pain, improve health, reduce problematic symptoms, and create overall comfort when sick or injured. However, if medications are taken or prescribed improperly, the damage can be extensive. When being prescribed medication, it is important to […]

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Lifting Technique

by Christopher Lisi | May 1st, 2014

According to an article from Business Insider, a report from the BLS shows that the most common work injuries are back injuries from overexertion which results in strains, tears, and sprains. Proper lifting technique is extremely important when lifting all objects, not just very large and heavy ones. Although most people know to lift with […]

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Eat Chocolate for your Health?

by Gayle Sullivan | April 29th, 2014

According to Medical News Today, chocolate in moderation helps to lower cholesterol and improve blood pressure. It may also reduce the risk of heart disease and cardio-metabolic syndromes by up to 30%. New studies show that chocolate may also prevent memory decline and may play an important role in preventing memory loss in such diseases […]

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Understanding Dog Body Language

by Chrysten Dufour | April 24th, 2014

It is rare to find someone who doesn’t like dogs at all. After all, they are called “man’s best friend” for a reason. However, that doesn’t always mean that they are friendly. Dogs are animals, and with that come animal instincts and behavior that we as humans need to be mindful of. If you see […]

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